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Russia, the West and the Growing Gap between Narratives

Russia, the West and the Growing Gap between Narratives

In such a confrontational situation, both parties need to better understand each other’s narratives. To be more effective, the Russia-West diplomacy may use narrative analysis and negotiations.

The Barents Sea: Environment Cooperation in the Anthropocene Era

The Barents Sea: Environment Cooperation in the Anthropocene Era

The Barents region illustrates the fate of this civilization erected from fossil resources. To some extent, it may even appear as a last stand.

Does Denuclearization Mean Giving up North Korea’s ‘Treasured Sword’?

Does Denuclearization Mean Giving up North Korea’s ‘Treasured Sword’?

North Korea is floating several versions of denuclearization that point to arms control, mutual nuclear limitations and reductions, or maybe even a testing freeze.

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The 2018 Women’s Strike in Spain: An Ongoing Struggle against Gender Oppression

Although successful, the women’s strike in Spain and in Barcelona was a contentious process that opened crucial debates towards a more inclusive society.

A Border Patrol agent on June 17, 2006, passes new vehicle barriers built by members of the 133rd Engineer Company, Wyoming National Guard, on the border with Mexico south of Deming, N.M. In Operation Jump Start, 6,000 National Guard troops are scheduled to help Border Patrol agents secure the border in four states. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released)

Civilizations, Political Systems and Power Politics: A Critique of Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’

What we are seeing along the most conflictual of the civilizational fault lines is not so much a civilizational conflict as a conflict over alternative political systems.

The Nuclear Taboo and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The Nuclear Taboo and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ self-aware refashioning of the nuclear taboo draws attention to stigmatization processes in international politics.

Why (Clash of) Civilizations Discourses Just Won’t Go Away? Understanding the Civilizational Politics of Our Times

Why (Clash of) Civilizations Discourses Just Won’t Go Away? Understanding the Civilizational Politics of Our Times

Identity politics has opened up the space for civilizations to reassert themselves as crucial discursive vectors of contemporary antagonisms.

Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments

Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments

The UN and moderate Muslims have stressed that interreligious and intercultural dialogue is the way forward. But, will politicians act accordingly?

The United Nations flag waves at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2014. Yokota AB is one of the United Nation Command bases, under the UNC-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Decrees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)

Call for Papers – The UN: Friend or Foe of Self-Determination?

We are opening up an invitation for contributing authors for an exciting new open access book on the UN and Self-Determination.

From Styria to Syria: A Return of a Thirty Years’ War?

From Styria to Syria: A Return of a Thirty Years’ War?

In IR debates, an epistemic challenge to the Westernist and the radical Orientalist orientations could come from a clear-eyed reassessment of our past wars.

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